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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Monday announced plans outlining a new experimental site focused on the Federal Work-Study (FWS) program, which would give colleges and universities the flexibility to allow students to receive FWS funds in apprenticeships, internships, required clinical rotations, and other situations not currently included in the federal aid program.

NASFAA UPDATES AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

NASFAA U

Overview of the Financial Aid Programs introduces attendees to basic financial aid concepts, categories and types of financial aid, the Title IV aid programs, and other federal sources of assistance to students. This course is not only an effective training tool for new financial aid administrators, it also offers your institution's non-financial aid staff a basic understanding of financial aid programs and requirements. The course begins July 8, 2019 and fills quickly. Register now.

NASFAA is seeking volunteers interested in engaging with lawmakers on important federal student aid policy priorities as part of the NASFAA Advocacy Network. Network members will receive timely advocacy updates with suggestions for contacting their lawmakers in Congress. Members of the Advocacy Network will assist NASFAA staff in communicating the value of the federal financial aid programs to policymakers and the implications of proposed modifications. Signing up for the Advocacy Network will place your email address on the Advocacy Network email list to receive advocacy opportunities from NASFAA staff.

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Today Federal Student Aid is releasing a pre-publication copy of the Federal Register notice that invites postsecondary educational institutions participating in the Federal Work Study program to apply to participate in the Federal Work Study experiment under the Experimental Sites Initiative (ESI). The official version of this document is the document published in the Federal Register. This document has been sent to the Office of the Federal Register but has not yet been scheduled for publication.

The Department is pleased to announce that it will consider letters of interest submitted on or after the date of this Electronic Announcement from title IV-eligible postsecondary institutions to participate, beginning with the 2019-2020 award year, in the Second Chance Pell experiment under the Experimental Sites Initiative (ESI) authorized under title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA).

This letter announces an upcoming webinar that will provide information about new functionality in NSLDS that makes it easier for institutions to update and correct misreported or missing enrollment reporting data.

FEDERAL REGISTER

eZ-Audit is a web-based process designed to facilitate the submission of compliance and financial statement audits, expedite the review of those audits by the Department, and provide more timely and useful information to public, non-profit and proprietary institutions regarding the Department's review.

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